Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Altarpiece of St. John the Baptist

St. Vincent Cathedral, Castle, Prague
25 Oct 2013 | From Jana of Czech Republic

The postcard shows the Altarpiece of St. John the Baptist (Monogramist IP, after 1501) in one of the most famous cathedral in Prague, The St. Vincent Cathedral.

For more than 600 years, the roofs of Prague Castle have been overlooked by the towers of St Vitus Cathedral. The cathedral, whose original name is St Vitus, St Wenceslas and St Adalbert Cathedral, is the biggest and the most important church in the Czech Republic. It’s the seat of the Archbishop of Prague and the place where saints, kings, princes and pmperors of Bohemia are buried. The coronations of the kings of Bohemia were held there until 1836. It’s one of the best examples of Gothic architecture.

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